After 15 days of being sober, I can still remember day 1, very clearly. That is a good thing. I had a tough week last week and this week isn’t looking much better, from a stress perspective. But at least I’m facing it clear headed and hangover free. I went out to a friend’s surpriseContinue reading “Walking your own path – 15”
Strong Women are like Corvettes. Everyone thinks they want one. That is, until they get one. Both seem like a lot of fun, from the outside. They can move very fast, seem to rule the road, and take the curves of life in stride. In many cases, their power alone can make them beautiful. Continue reading “Life On The Edge: Strong Women and Corvettes”
I got Covid. This is my experience and recovery: I am finally feeling more like myself. I realize I cannot push myself too hard. I need to let my body recover. I have had many friends ask me about what this was like for me – to have and recover from. I thought maybe documentingContinue reading “My CV19 Journey and Recovery”
All the people I have met that are or want to be sober talk about “the other” in their life. Some borrow the name “Wine Witch” from a popular “Quit Lit” book. Some call her by other names. I have heard her called “Booze Bitch,” “Champaign Cunt,” and even “Zelda.” I call mine ALA. TheContinue reading “Sobriety: Talking yourself out of it.”
Well, not exactly the end of the word… But definitely the end of who you used to be. As a chronic drinker, occasional binge drinker, or every-day morning-to-night drinker, the alcohol becomes a part of you. It is how your friends and family see you. It is how you see yourself. Sometimes, it becomes aContinue reading “Sobriety and finding a friend for the end of the world.”
Two weeks ago today, I was have a pretty rough day. I want to preface this post by saying that “Quit Lit” is amazing and inspiring – but sometimes it feels a little out of touch with my reality. I can relate to the successes and to their “pre-sobriety lives,” but you very infrequently hearContinue reading “Sobriety – Growth, Failure, Vulnerability, and a Milestone”
Goals: Trying to master going alcohol-free while not ruining my diet.
Effort status: Failing at one of those goals.
Only I control my sobriety. I am in control of my sobriety. No one can do this for me. No one can force me to choose not to drink. My reasons for drinking or not drinking are mine alone. It is not up to anyone else’s opinion about how much I drink or whether itContinue reading “Day 7 – Sobriety: 3 things I learned in the first week”
Day 6. Almost a week. Feeling strong. Feeling resolute. I know I don’t have this beat yet, but today I am feeling juiced up and ready to go. I am surrounded by people who love and care for me, and are supportive of my journey. I am also acutely aware that my journey may makeContinue reading “Day 6 – Sobriety, empathy for others, and learning a new dance”